Curious Matters

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge to write a 200-word story based on a photo prompt.  This weeks photo was taken by myself at a bar crawl in Cozumel Mexico.  “Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one the greatest sources of happiness in life*.” Xavier peeled an orange deliberately, as if exposing a deep secret. … Continue reading Curious Matters


COB Photo Challenge – June 17, 2018

Cee's Oddball Challenge is for those photographs that don't really fit into a common category. There is no theme to this challenge; what is odd ball is up to the participant. Many of the photos I take on vacation are used as reminders rather than photographic gems I share with others. Last week I traveled … Continue reading COB Photo Challenge – June 17, 2018

Dust Bowl

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Connie Gayer for this week’s prompt. Jessie watched her family from the sod house window. Four boys in the yard; a daughter hunched on her … Continue reading Dust Bowl


I am late submitting my Sunday Photo Fiction story this week. We recently lost a favorite pet and things just haven't been the same. If my story seems to be on the dark side, well, its just been one of those dark weeks.  He must have been the most miserable man to walk the face … Continue reading Karma

Deductive Reasoning

Detective Mitchell, who considered himself a connoisseur of shoe fashion, boasted he could solve any crime simply by looking at the victim’s shoes. Expensive shoes meant the victim was well-off; the killer’s motive was obviously money. If the victim wore stilettos, undoubtedly the motive was sex. Scruffy shoes destined the victim to crimes of opportunity. … Continue reading Deductive Reasoning